Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0065
SNAP - Waiver Requests to Eliminate the Interview Requirement Altogether

We recently received a request from a State agency to completely waive the requirement that the State agency conduct an interview at recertification for all households

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0063
SNAP - Extension for Afghani Special Immigrants

FNS guidance of March 20, 2008 provided that the eligibility of Afghani Special Immigrants was in effect through Sept. 30, 2008 under PL 110-161, The Consolidated Appropriations Act  2008.

Resource | Forms
Participation in Food Programs - by Race

Form FNS-101: Participation in Food Programs - by Race 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0060
Clarifying SNAP Reporting Requirements - "Known to the State agency"

The National Office recently has received several questions from Regional Offices concerning what should be considered "known to the State agency" for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) reporting purposes.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0058
Clarification of Farm Bill Certification Provisions of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - Questions and Answers #3

Attached are additional questions and answers in response to issues raised by State agencies on SNAP certification and eligibility provisions of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (PL 110-246).

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0057
SNAP - Policy Household Member's Name Differs from the Name Contained on the Earnings Statement Used to Verify Income

Policy Household Member's Name Differs from the Name Contained on the Earnings Statement Used to Verify Income. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0056
Quality Control (QC) File Structure Desk Guidelines

FNS staff is working on making improvements to the QC process. One of the major components of the improvements that we are working towards is the development of a paperless work environment for both State and Federal QC staff. In order to accomplish such a big task we are working on a number of issues. The first will be to work towards a web based next generation version of what is currently called the Food Stamp Quality Control System (FSQCS). Of course with the recent name change this is actually now the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Quality Control System (SNAP-QCS). As we move toward this and other improvements we will eventually work towards more electronic approaches to doing QC reviews. As a first step we need to standardize as much of what we can in gathering of information. To that end we are requesting your assistance in how we get information in the QC records.

QC Policy Memo 09-02
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0055
Consideration of Deductions Not Received at Certification

It has come to our attention that there is confusion over the Quality Control application of the certification policy that allows State agencies to disallow deductions when the households fails to provide requested verification or fails to report an expense after being advised that failure to do so would result in the loss of a deduction. Attached for your reference are three certification policy memos on this subject dated 12-18-1998, 10-17-2005 and 2-25-2008 which provided guidance on this policy. 

QC Policy Memo 09-01
Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
SNAP HIP Symposium Panel Members October 16, 2008

SNAP HIP Symposium Panel Members October 16, 2008

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0049
2008 Evacuee Policy Hurricane Gustav Response

Hurricane Gustav Response 2008 Evacuee Policy